Artspace provides projects for people experiencing mental health and substance misuse problems. The project is run by a team of artists in close collaboration with healthcare professionals. We seek to provide appropriate workshops for different levels of skill and interest, including one-off projects and ongoing group sessions run in hospitals, day care services, community settings and art studios.

We aim to provide a supportive, non-medical context for the exploration and production of art, quality projects across a wide range of media, encouragement for clients to be actively involved in the planning of projects and the opportunity to exhibit artwork. Work at Artspace is not analysed and no previous art experience is required. Artspace currently works with West London Mental Health Trust, Central & North West London NHS Trust, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Imagine Mental Health, community mental health teams and other likeminded organisations.

We can offer workshops in a variety of mediums, including: batik; brickwork; creative writing; digital imaging; drawing; installations; mixed media; mosaic; murals; painting; papier mâché; photography; plaster relief; printmaking; sculpture; willow weaving; wood carving.

If you would like to find out more about Artspace please contact: Isabella Niven, Artspace Manager iniven (at) acava (dot) org